Water- Health Benefits

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Have you heard about the health drink that boosts energy levels, removes toxins from your body, aids in weight loss, helps maintain healthy skin, increases mental acuity, and reduces the risk of heart attack? We’re not talking about acai, mangosteen, or some gingko biloba based exotic juice drink.  We are talking about good, old fashioned water.

Water Glass- good drink for health (fhandelman@flickr)

Water Glass- good drink for health (fhandelman@flickr)

A University of Connecticut study found that men who drank plenty of water before lifting weights were able to complete 17 percent more reps in their sets than those who weren’t properly hydrated. The central nervous system slows down your muscle activation when you’re thirsty. So drinking water before, during, and after your workout will keep you from falling short of your goals due to this physiological response.

Water makes up about 70 percent of our body- Blood is 83 percent water, muscles are 75 percent water, the brain is 74 percent water, and bone is 22 percent water. There’s little doubt that water is vital to your health and performance.

So, grab that bottle of H2O and start chugging.

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